| Aug 22, 2011
| 10:44 AM
b's rundown of everything going down this week
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Attack the Block
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Our Idiot Brother
Monday Night Football: Preseason: Chicago at NY Giants (special; 8 p.m. Monday; ESPN)
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:48 AM
MOUNT DORA — Blues vocalist, jazz guitarist, composer and music producer George Grosman played in Israel, Iceland, Canada and the Czech Republic before moving to Florida recently.
He said the blues speaks all languages.
"Put a blues band in...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:28 PM
The Chicago Gospel Music Festival still is two weekends away, but someone forgot to tell a few performers at this past weekend’s Chicago Blues Festival. “Amazing Grace,” rather than “Sweet Home Chicago” or some other blues...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Onstage at a sold-out McCabe's in Santa Monica on Saturday night, Mary Gauthier immediately jumped into songs from her forthcoming album, “Trouble & Love,” offering up “False From True” and the title track.
Then she explained...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Set times for the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival have been released by promoter Goldenvoice, which means festival-goers can now start figuring out whether to bypass newcomer Easton Corbin on Friday afternoon to catch Lynyrd Skynyrd playing at...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The most prominent acts at Indio's Stagecoach Country Music Festival last year represented a diverse mix of men and women singing about family, tradition and "picture-perfect memories scattered all around the floor."
Twelve months later, the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Despite a wealth of party-ready anthems on offer, it was difficult to enjoy much of anything on the Mane Stage as the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival drew to a close on Sunday.
I blame John Prine. And Michael Nesmith.
In the early 1970s,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The absurd genius of the Kanye West universe is that even the wackiest rumors about him carry a shred of potential credibility.
Like the one circulating now—that West is planning to release a spoken-word album. A three-hour spoken-word album....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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Country music's recent transformation from a form that spoke to a cross-generational audience about life's broader themes into a party-minded soundtrack for young adults was starkly apparent over...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"Austin City Limits" is humming an interesting tune: The PBS musical staple is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a landmark two-hour TV special. Yet its top producer sees a day when digital transmission of video and audio plays a...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Windblown and happy-go-lucky as any two guys you're likely to meet, Chris Vallillo and Bucky Halker are folk singers.
Now, pause for a moment and consider the phrase "folk singer."
What images comes to mind? For many they'll come from boozy nights...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Since releasing her debut album in 1971, guitarist Bonnie Raitt has played on the back roads of popular music at an historic, but lightly traveled intersection of Deep South blues and rock ‘n’ roll that allowed her plenty of space to be...